School and Workshop on Structure and Function of Complex Networks: third day

In the following some comments about the Program of the third day.

Sources of data and tools for computational analysis of large-scale bio-molecular networks
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, U.S.A.
It was raining a lot, I arrived late (the lectures start at 8.30!). The talk seemed very focused on Genes and genoma, stuff that I’m a bit scared about (I guess I perceive them as Pandora’s vase)

Search in structured networks
HP Laboratories, Palo Alto, U.S.A.
Great Talk! Really great! The slides should be on her site. Some keywords: small world, reverse small world, clb nexus, kleinberg, how humans route messages, …

Statistical mechanics on graphs (I and II)
the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy
It was fun to see again concepts like P and NP (polynomial and nonpolynomial)and at least in those I have a clear advantage if compared to physicists
Anyway too complicated for me. I skipped the second part.

Community structure
Great talk and great speaker! He is writing a book on these concept and the draft is online (note: need to get the URL).

Network Visualization
Computer session.
Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.
Hand-on session in which we played a bit with Pajek and IWC (Information Visualization CyberInfrastructure) (the second is open source).

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